Category Archives: Top News AFRICA

MBC Dubai partners with Disney, Fox and Spotify for exclusive content on the “Shahid” OTT platform

The Middle Easts giant broadcasting group, MBC, has unveiled its latest upgrades to its streaming platform, Shahid on Wednesday as the group partners with Disney, Fox and Spotify for exclusive content. Shahid will present 3,000 hours of content from entertainment companies Disney and Fox. Shahid, which was the first video-on-demand platform in the Arab world [...]

Citi TV in Ghana goes live on DSTV

The Accra-based television station Citi TV will go online on DSTV today. A decision likely to significantly increase its audience to acquire a larger audience share. The DSTV platform operated by MultiChoice broadcasts in 50 sub-Saharan countries, including Cape Verde and Madagascar, and will give Citi TV a much wider reach. A management statement said [...]

South African eNCA goes HD on DStv

South African television channel eNCA (DStv 403) has switched to high definition (HD) stream, using a new curved LED video wall which it believes will be the largest studio screen used by a television channel in Africa. The transition from ENCA to HD comes more than eleven years after the deployment of the eMedia Investments [...]

Vodafone offers free subscription to WAVO by OSN

Vodafone Qatar has launched the first offering of 2020 which offers postpaid and prepaid customers the opportunity to enjoy unlimited entertainment thanks to a free subscription to the online streaming service, WAVO by OSN. On WAVO, viewers can watch exclusive award-winning series not available anywhere else, the biggest Hollywood blockbusters, Arab shows and movies, a [...]

Africa Magic aired new reality TV shows

Africa Magic launched the new year with a series of new reality shows. He recently announced that he will present three new TV shows: “Dr Laser”, “Date My Family”, “Confessions” and a new drama series – “Unmarried”. The first to be aired was “Date my Family,” a 45-minute program that began broadcast on January 5 [...]

StarTimes secures TV rights for Ghana Premier league

StarTimes, the pay TV broadcaster in sub-Saharan Africa acquired the broadcasting rights for the Premier League and the FA Cup in Ghana. The announcement comes just over a month since StarTimes and the Ghana Football Association agreed to mutually terminate an existing agreement for the same properties. This agreement was signed in 2017 and would [...]

E-Vision select Synamedia for its multi-country OTT service

Synamedia has announced that E-Vision, a subsidiary of Etisalat Group, has selected the Infinite platform, powered by Synamedias video network technologies, for its new multi-country, multi-tenant OTT service. The platform is already live in Egypt and will launch soon in Saudi Arabia. Additional markets will follow in due course. E-Vision’s new fully managed multi-tenant cloud [...]

Airtel collaborates with Trace Africa and introduces TV platform

Airtel Nigeria has decided to redefine the television viewing experience for its subscribers with the launch of Airtel TV, a one-stop platform for all entertainment – music videos, live TV, sports, news and more. The Airtel TV app, which has been made available on iOS and Android, is subscription-free and gives registered users unlimited access [...]

Eros signed new partnership with Ooredoo Qatar

This offer will see the Eros Now content library available to Ooredoo customers. In a statement, Eros said the deal was interesting because of the large population of non-resident South Asians in Qatar, with an unprecedented demand for Indian content content in the region. In total, Eros Now has 177.7 million registered users and 23.5 [...]

StarTimes acquire FA Cup rights for sub-Saharan Africa

StarTimes has acquired the rights to the English FA Cup and FA Community Shield in sub-Saharan Africa. The agreement will allow the broadcaster to show the competition in all languages on its eight sports channels and on the OTT streaming service. StarTimes replaces SuperSport as the sub-Saharan home of the competition. Shi Maochu, sport director [...]